“It's about this seemingly normal suburban couple who are actually undercover spies.”

English Lesson: It's about this seemingly normal suburban couple who are actually undercover spies.

There's a new TV show that you've started watching. You're trying to get your husband to watch it with you, so you describe the show's main premise.

It's about this seemingly normal suburban couple who are actually undercover spies.

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(something) actually (is / does something)

"Actually" is a word that you use when you're saying something that you think will be surprising or new information to the listeners. For example:

Wow, this is actually pretty good.

I actually did it myself.

You can use "actually" in several places in a sentence. One place is before a verb, like this:

We've actually had to turn away business.

a seemingly (adjective) (something)

Use the phrase "seemingly ___" to talk about something that seems to be one way, but is actually something different. For example:

The drive back was seemingly endless.

It's amazing how even seemingly reasonable people can get caught up in believing this kind of stuff.

a suburban couple

A "suburban couple" are two married people who live in the suburbs, which is a small town that's nearby a larger city.

In the U.S., living in the suburbs is associated with having a "normal" family life. The suburbs seem safe but boring.

an undercover spy

A "spy" is someone who pretends to be part of one group, but is actually giving information to another group. For example, the U.S. has spies living in other countries who send information back to the U.S. government.

When a person "goes undercover", they use a false identity in order to get some kind of information. In addition to spies, police officers also sometimes go undercover.